Decolonising the global publishing industry


Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9:00am to 10:15am


Virtual Event - Details Below

While transforming editorial board make-ups has been considered the ‘low hanging fruit’ of change, the diversification agenda might serve to reinforce existing models without challenging the centuries-old ownership of the publishing terrain. This event will address the potential for new models where non- Western languages and reputable Global South journals are internationally valued, and the types of work considered publishable is overturned. To achieve these decolonial ambitions, we ask whether the academic publishing sector only responds to the whims of university practices or can it be a force for change in itself?

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Chair: Dr Ram Bhat, LSE Fellow, Department of Media and Communications

Dr Godwin Siundu, University of Nairobi, Editor of the Journal of Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies

Dr Simidele Dosekun, Assistant Professor, LSE, editorial board member of Feminist Africa.

Florence Piron is Full Professor in the Communication and Information Department at Université Laval and founder of a decolonised open-access publishing house.

ORGANIZER: London School of Economics